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Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
coast. our bruce leshan will have a live report from virginia beach as that area prepares for earl. but coming up next, for the first time in two years, palestinians and israelis sit down at the negotiating table together. president obama tries to tackle peace in the middle east. >>> for the first time in two years early and palestinian negotiator are meeting face to face. the two sides got to work at the state department here in washington. both are cautiously optimistic they can find common ground within the next year. secretary of state hillary clinton is serving as mediator for the meeting and she knows the road to peace will not be easy. >> we understand the suspicion and skepticism that so many feel borne out of years of conflict and frustrated hopes. >> reporter: president obama hopes this is the first of a series of meetings leading to the creation of a palestinian state. >>> coming up next on 9 news now at noon, bruce leshan is joining us live from virginia beach as hurricane earl is nearing the coast. and howard will have full details in his forecast. >> bruce will feel i
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Sep 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: that's the situation here in ocean city. let's go to bruce leshan who is farther south in virginia. >>> i'm bruce leshan live in virginia beach. what do you say, red sky at night, sailers delight. but we are not expecting tomorrow to be too delightful. the wind is kicking up, the surf is chopping and red flags are flying. we are expecting hurricane force winds 10 miles south of here at the south carolina state line. where we are standing we are expecting tropical force winds here in virginia beach. the last time a big hurricane came through was about 11 years ago. the national surfing championship was going on for dennis and floyd and you can see the surfers out, but it's still looking pretty flat right here at the inlet. come over and you can see this big burm that folks have built. the kids are having a blast on it. it's to protect this playground. and then down farther you can see the scaffolding or the stage for the american music festival. they are contemplating having to pull that down. the uss eisenhower making its way toward the norfolk naval base. the uss cole,
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
-- >> this is a difficult labor day for millions of american families. i'm bruce leshan. what are people doing to survive? we are the bonzulak family from wyckoff, new jersey. south carolina's made for vacation. woman: i had no idea south carolina had mountains like this. woman #2: my kids just love the water. woman #3: south carolina is made for the beach. south carolina is made for golfing. and shopping. boy: south carolina is made for everything. i just... yeah...everything. woman: south carolina is made for doing absolutely nothing. we're the shank family. [ cheering ] girl: south carolina is made for whatever i want to do. i don't even have to listen to my parents. nope. all: south carolina is made for girlfriend getaways. woman: finding seashells, building sandcastles... man: and the great outdoors. girl: south carolina is made for vacation. i mean a real, real vacation. a vacation here is... boating! golfing! shopping! awesome attractions! fishing! hiking! arts and entertainment! night life! yummy food! one-of-a-kind experiences. visit lakemurraycountry.com. they'll hook you up with a great vacati
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 7:00pm EDT
of maryland robotics lab and bruce leshan got to check it out. >> turn it. turn it. there you go. >> reporter: this is not childs play. >> i want to make another robot. >> please don't crash the other robots. >> reporter: in college park, scientists are working on robots that can drive themselves. >> looks for the cones and heads straight for them. >> reporter: and maybe someday they can drive you. >> how the cruise control works in your car. keep the same speed. what if it could follow the lanes and keep up with the traffic as well? >> reporter: amazing. i'm making this helicopter move just by thinking about it by focusing on it. all you have to do is focus to push it in to the air or relax to bring it down. >> i imagine myself putting my hand under the vehicle. >> i think it is incredibly cool. >> you can imagine a soldier might be flying this vehicle with his thoughts or maybe his eyes or something like that. >> reporter: a few doors down, a tandem motor so powerful they had to tie it down. >> a lot of times in search and rescue and other missions, the weather is poor, it's dark. >> report
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Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
coverage. bruce leshan is live in virginia beach. scott broom is live in ocean city where the wind anne and rain are picking up and of course howard is tracking the storm from the weather center. let's start with howard. >> the storm is staying off shore and weakening wind down to 85 miles an hour. the back edge of the rain is raining across anne arundel, eastern charles and st. mary's and calvert county but it will wind down shortly. the clouds have been back toward us keeping the temperatures at bay. in the low 80s. go to the radar and zoom in a little bit and you can see how the storm is moving in. it is almost even with cbs hictague here. i put the winds down with the radar. we will go to my night an you can see the storm had big winds. as we went through overnight they had more gusts. norfolk gusts of 28. through now, winds 32 hatteras, 22 norfolk. 28 ocean city. the winds mainly off shore. in fact this buoy here, north winds gusting to 38. that is east of fenwick island. that is where the heart of the heaviest winds are. still in ocean city with winds of 28 miles an hour and big w
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Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
to focus on what bruce leshan will be saying from virginia beach and of course scott broom up in ocean city. jessica. >> thank you, kristin. stay with wusa 9 and wusa9.com for the latest coverage of earl and you can always down load the free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. just click on weather to get it. speaking of weather, howard bernstein has a little good news for us. >> the storm has weakened somewhat overnight an we were always going to be a little too far away. this is a big storm. from force winds extending 200 miles from the center. it is not as massive but it is still a big storm an we are far enough away in the washington metro that the impact is minimal here. we have cloud cover from it. closer to home, southern maryland, northern neck a few light showers. we will look at that in a moment. i want to focus on earl for the moment. the big picture is less impressive than yesterday and even though the orange blob you think it is the center of circulation, most of it is blown off to the east as earl is encounters upper level winds that are taking it to the north and east and keeping
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
is bracing for flooding an power outages. let's go live there now. bruce leshan is in virginia beach. what are things looking like right now? >> this was forecast to be the height of the storm here about 6:00 a.m. the highest winds and sofa forth, but so far earl remains a prince. you can see i'm standing out here outside without a hand hat on an i'm getting a little wet but not too bad. hard to imagine in a serious storm that a boogie board would stay put for even a moment. look at the light and you can see the rain drops that are coming down. they are not completely sideways but withins of 20 miles an hour or more an the funny thing the sprinklers are actually on. must be on a timer because they definitely don't need the sprinklers. look at the videotape. this is video we shot in virginia beach as well as in atlantic on atlantic avenue. a lot of people from washington have condos down here. a lot of people have houses on sand bridge. if you are worried about them, at this point, the folks say they have not seen any significant damage or any significant flooding. earl is supposedly about
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
spying on you. not in your home, reports bruce leshan, but in your car. >> speed cameras, surveillance cameras and now secret gps transmitters. we showed you how easy it is for private investigators to track cars with a hidden gps box. >> radio is here. it is bruce leshan from channel t. where are you, buddy. >> with a client in reston. >> reporter: rick is playing along at a strip club in springfield. >> i got you at the paper moon gentlemen's club. >> seems like i have explaining to do. >> reporter: the boss could track you to your psychiatrist office, the corner bar or a motel that rents by the hour. all totally legal, but potentially embarrassing and terribly private. so, is it reasonable for police and federal agents, the government to hide a gps on your car without a warrant? >> people don't expect that a police officer, a law enforcement agent will use their car to make them an instrument. >> reporter: steve lecarr just convinced a dc court to release charges on jones. authorities failed to get a warrant to use gps on jones ' car. >> there was no judge overseeing this. no findin
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 4:00am EDT
and code blue because they were so close to the shooting and as bruce leshan reports, joshua prince allegedly lay in wait for the woman in his hospital scrubs. >> the police account suggests that joshua prince was stalking his ex-g.i. he was up here and he knew her schedule. she was down there, getting in her car to go to work when he fired at least one shot an missed. neighbors say they were shouting, a lott loud bang and then silence. the woman ran for her life, slamming on doors until someone lot her in. >> someone let her in and it could have saved her life. >> reporter: they spent hours surgerying for prince before deciding he probably cleared out before they got there. >> i walked outside to see what was going on and police officers were armed with big rifles. little frightening. >> reporter: what did they say? >> ma'am, get in your apartment so i listened. i went back inside and told the kids what was going on. they were frightened. >> reporter: the doors at this schools were locked an heavily armed officers hunted for the shooter. >> were you worried about her? >> no. the sc
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 4:00am EDT
's because they are out of work. millions of others are taking second jobs to pay the bills. bruce leshan looks a some options. >> jennifer already has a full- time job as a manager of a downtown office building but she has taken a second job as a baby-sitter. >> it's been great. it's been a great opportunity for me to continue to do what i love to do, which is baby- sitting. >> reporter: she uses the website seekingsitters.com which connects her with parents looking for someone to watch their children. the american university business school graduate is among the 7 million people in the country working two or more jobs. >> in this economy, it is tough and it's nice to have a little extra money. >> reporter: seekingsitters dc franchise owner got in to the business because of her families own trouble with the economy. >> my husband was laid off earlier this year, so we decided if we are going to do this we do it now. >> reporter: while corporate pretax profits have surged $400 billion since the depths of the resession, wages and employment have failed to keep pace. for a lot of uncle sam's
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in almost a century. bruce leshan talked to her lawyer who said she's exhausted her appeals. >> reporter: from death row, theresa lewis sings for help from above. [ singing ] >> reporter: but the one man on earth who could still save her life has turned her down -- twice. >> i would tell the governor, if i could speak to him one-on- one, how sary i really am. for that to happen to two people i love very much and i just wished i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pled guilty to plotting the shotgun murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance. but while a judge sentenced the trigger man to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> this is grossly unfair to have the trigger men receive life while theresa receives the harshest penalty. >> her books include john gresham and the pastor comforting her in her cell. with an iq close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind but the prosecutor is not buying it. >> i can say that
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and dangerous. he is on the loose with a high- powered rifle. bruce leshan has more information in this live report. bruce? >> reporter: this is so close totaledden middle school and walter johnson high school that police ordered both schools locked down, code blue. that has been lifted now because police think it is more likely than not that he has fled the area but police are on the scene in case he comes back. it happened right behind me. police say the 32-year-old josh la prince fired at at least one shot at his exgirlfriend who was outside of her apartment on rock forest drive. she ran for her life, banging on neighbors ' doors pleading for someone to take her in. she had apparently got an restraining order against prince a week ago. tactical teams surrounded the area but they have not found prince. >> i walked outside to see what was going on and there were police officers armed with big rifles. what did they say? >> they said ma'am, get back in the apartment so i listened and went inside and told the the kids what was going on and they were frightened. >> at least one shot was fired o
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
know the drill too well. >> they do. bruce leshan in the bellevue community of south alexandria where they have suffered in past times. bruce. >> reporter: nicole, not izzo bell, but when they hear tropical storm tracking west or over d.c. they remember the high winds from isabel that pushed the potomac, which you can see the other side of the trees, it was pushed up over the gw parkway and right into this neighborhood. and let me tell you, the water got so high where i'm standing there was actually six feet of water in the service bay for this shell station over there. and the water just went all up in through this neighborhood, destroyed a number of the homes here. >> there was plenty of warning that the storm was coming. >> reporter: forecasters were out ahead of isabel but not everyone was paying attention. >> but this is what a lot of people did. they didn't evacuate when they should have and they ended up in significant danger. >> reporter: in 2003 police and fire crews started rolling through the bellevue neighborhood before midnight ordering everyone out. but not everyone list
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
with a right hook. tens of thousands of tourists left before the big weekend but bruce leshan reports in hindsight they probably could have ridden it out. >> reporter: earl is just about out of virginia beach and they are getting back to business. the business here, of course, tourism. they are pulling away the sand berm they set up around the stage for the american music festival. tens of thousands of people, and they are expecting chicago, reo speed waggen and pat benatar. it kicks off tonight. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the darking winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. at daybreak, thed a venturous took to the beach. even walt waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and majesty of a hurricane that skirted far enough off the virginia beach ocean front to offer just a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> oh, it is. very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: the biggest threat now, the waves and tide may eat up part of the multimillion- dolla
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things could get out of hand. >> say tin worship, wickens, anybody can apply. >> anybody can apply. >> and that's the way you have to do it according to the constitution. >> that's what they say. >> now it seems likely this weekend will bring something we haven't seen. a 9/11 anniversary bound to get most everyone ticked off. now despite outrage from just about everywhere, a florida pastor announced today he is going to go forward with plans to ban 100 copies of the koran. radical islam, this message is for you. >> burning of the quran is to call the attention that something is wrong. something is wrong.
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, this is over, and i'm okay. >> this is bruce leshan. the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. teresa lewis is slated to die in less than a week for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for money. a judge sentenced the two trigger men to life, but luis got death. despite an iq of just 72, which is barely above mental retardation. >> she is not mentally retarded, but she is very, very close to it. >> she's not by any means a genius. she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for her terribly vile actions. >> i'm scott broome in silver spring where there's a tragedy earlier today. a 1 1/2-year-old boy managed to get himself tangled in the cords of window shades. and he did not survive. >> it appears to be a tragic accident. they found the little boy tangled up in the drapery cord in the bedroom where his bed is. >> the baby got tangled inside of it. we don't know how, because we weren't there. detectives are here, it's crazy. >> the initial information that we have is that they had put him down for a nap and somehow he gotten
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
of the weekend. >> reporter: now down to my colleague bruce leshan in virginia beach. >> the storm chasers may be disappointing that the storm is tracking farther out to sea and weakening, but there are people here at virginia beach who are happy. see back there the scaffolding, the port-o-potties, for the american music festival. and take a look. gloria gainer. reo speedwagen, pat bena tar, slated to take the stage this weekend, starting on friday, hours after earl is expected to blast through. the old saying you'll be lucky if you get married in a rain storm. this couple figures marrying with a hurricane coming is like hitting the lottery. >> i got married in sunlight. well i got married in a rain storm. yeah, well i got married in a hurricane. >> reporter: a cacophony of hurricane preps in the beach and dead quiet in the emergency center. managers are hoping that the track holds and earl slips by in the dark without waking the neighbors. but people here are haunted by the specter of hurricane bonnie in 1998. forecasts had predicted she would spare virginia beach too. >> we went home and dec
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
: and that is just the start. in washington, bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> 40-horsepower not likely to get you excited by 100 miles per gallon is another thing. they had to prove their cars were safe, clean and affordable and design them so they could produce thousands of them by the year 2014. so imagine driving to richmond or harrisberg, pennsylvania, on just a single tank of gas, but would you actually buy one of those things? is it worth it to trade in your company sedan or maybe your sporty car to get more mpg? let us know if this is your next purchase. email us at mail bag at wusa9.com. >>> what do you think? >> i think they're going in the right direction. i think i'll wait until they get 80-horsepower. >> maybe 80 or 100 force hower and only 80 miles to the gallon. that would be good compromise. >> a lot of showers out there. thanks for washing your car. here is your forecast first. the next three days. sunshine returns. 83 on friday, 82 on saturday, sunday 82 and some showers. if you are tailgating it's fine. light showers possible and temperatures r5eu7 to 82. winds southeasterly at 10. you
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Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
in virginia in almost a century. bruce leshan spoke to her attorney who said she exhausted her appeals. >> from death row she sings for help from above ♪ i need a miracle ♪ >> reporter: but the one man on earth who could save her life has turned her down twice. >> i will tell the governor, if i speak to him one on one, how sorry i really am. what i want to happen. i wish i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance but while the judge sentenced two men to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> i think it is grossly unfair to have the triggermen receive life while she receives the harshest penalty. with an iq that puts her close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind. >> i can say she is as evil of a person as i have ever met. >> reporter: her step daughter where witness her execution. she did the crime, she says and now she will have to pay f
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Sep 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> the suspect is getting closer and closer. crazy stuff. >> i'm bruce leshan in dc where some smart people are trying to figure out how to cure our addiction to texting and driving. >> wayne irving is touring the country getting people to sign the pledge to stop texting and driving. in offering a simple app called sms applier. send him a text or e-mail and you get back this reply. >> i am currently operating a vehicle, is it okay if i text you when i get off the road? > at the summit, all kinds of companies are offering solutions. iq tellmatics is perhaps the most intense. >> i put my hands back on -- so people who are trying to get busy and take notes and write stuff down like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> dc police set up a check point outside the summit today, looking for drivers who were texting or talking on their cell phones without a hands free device. >> i barely do it, i was trying to figure out what our time schedule was for our daughter's back to school night. >> i feel bad, because i'm late for work. >> they ha
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
people are driving more instead of less. bruce leshan is hanging out, talking with some really smart people about how to get all of us to hang up and drive. bruce. >> yeah, anita. really chalk one up for american ingenuity. i'm telling you what, at the distracted driving summit, there were a whole lot of ideas about how to get us to stop fiddling with our phones and pay attention to our driving. >> this is youngstown state university. >> wayne irving is touring the country getting people to sign a pledge to stop texting and driving. >> they promised that they will do everything they can to refrain from doing it. >> and offering a simple app called sms replier to help keep their promise. >> send wayne a text or an e- mail when he is driving and you get back this reply. >> i'm currently operating a vehicle. is it okay if i text you when i get off the road? >> at the summit, all kinds of companies are offering solutions. iq tellmatics is perhaps the most intense. >> i think a handoff -- it puts my hands back on. so people who are trying to get busy and take notes and they will
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm EDT
'm bruce leshan in virginia beach where earl is clearing out. the surf is up and there's actually already a surfer out there catching the waves that are over his head. they are taking stock here of the damage. one tree down. eight people without power. no major flooding. and down the way, they are setting up for the american music festival that starts tonight. reo speed wagon, chicago, pat pat benatar. they are hoping for a spectacular week. >> i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland. the sun is already out for the holiday weekend but the precautions were worth the effort hurricane tossed oceans slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look out there. >> rough, very rough. >> reporter: but a hazard for the beach patrol, which is on duty to keep people off of flooded beaches. >> they call everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they could get swept away or something. >> ed today the good news is the ocean doesn't look inviting an people will stay out tomorrow is what we are worried about. the water will be treacherous. >> reporter: as for wind an rain not much of tha
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Sep 12, 2010 8:30am EDT
it will pass again this year with little trouble. >> merry christmas and happy holidays, bye-bye. >> bruce leshan. >>> big public hearing tuesday night. they were arguing too much about religious displays, they say, and the time would be spent better creating jobs and lowering taxes. we'll be right back. yeah, sometimes i worry. sometimes i worry. what if something bad happens? so what happens if someone gets my credit or debit card and buys a ton of stuff? that would be... really, really bad. [ male announcer ] with bank of america's zero liability guarantee, you're not responsible for any fraudulent charges on your card. guaranteed. bank of america says they'll credit any fraudulent charges back to my account as soon as the next day. the next day! that makes me feel better about using these cards. they've got my back. they've got my back. [ male announcer ] the opportunity to worry less about fraud with the zero liability guarantee from bank of america. time for football on verizon fios. the nfl in 100% fiber-optic hd quality. that's a good start. but what's this? i can check my fantasy
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Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
felt, but first bruce leshan is kicking off the coverage live in virginia beach. earlier you were seeing more winds and rain. what are you seeing now. >> still fairly light rain. although i'm getting slapped in the face a little bit and the wind is gusting up to maybe, 15 to 17 miles an hour. you can see the beechcrafts around me blowing good. there are all sorts of signs that say earl doesn't swirl here and so far he is well off the coast. i don't know how familiar you are with the geography but the outer banks stick pretty far east in to the ocean and we recede to the west and earl should remain 150 miles off the coast. look at video we shot a few minutes ago. this is the scene along atlantic avenue and the boardwalk in virginia beach. you can see the wind is blowing pretty good, but not much more than you would get in a decent regular storm, nonhurricane kind of storm in the summer. there are a lot of storm chases who come out. we saw people on the beach at 4:00 in the morning looking for earl and so far not seeing anything that impressed them too much, but there are thousands
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
. could it happen here? bruce leshan tells us, it already has. >> reporter: may 7th last year, a gas explosion in the penn mar shopping center in prince georges county. eight firefighters hurt by the heat the flying glass, the falling bricks. >> they could see it coming, the pressure building up, the glow and they hit the deck. >> reporter: from california to south riding and loudoun county anvil very spring in montgomery county, experts say that gas lines have wreaked death and destruction 3,000 times across the country since the ' 80s. -- 90s. these are new lines in anacostia but lines installed decades ago have had neighborhoods built on top of them. >> did you have any idea that pipe went so close to your house? >> no, i did not. >> the national pipeline mapping system is on the internet but hammered by people trying to figure out if they have a pipeline in their backyard. you can see the blue line is a gas line that runs through the heart of washington. it actually goes right next to the capitol and runs down constitution avenue until it turns down by the white house. a small ga
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
to help to pay the bills. bruce leshan looks a some options. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: jennifer has a full-time job as a manager of a downtown office building but she has taken a second job as a baby-sitter. >> it's been great. it has been a great opportunity for me to be able to continue to do what i love to do, which is baby-sitter. >> want me to hold it? >> reporter: he uses the website seekingsitters.com which connects her with parents looking for someone to watch their children. the american university business school graduate is among the 7 million people in the country working two or more jobs. >> in this economy, it is tough and it's nice to have a little extra money. >> seekingdust sitters dc franchise owner got in to the business because of her family's trouble with the economy. >> my his ban was laid off earlier this year and we decided if we are going to do this we do this now. >> reporter: while corporate pretax profits are surged $400 billion since the depth of the recession, wages and employment have failed to keep pace. >> happy labor day. >> reporter: for a lot of u
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
on these things at the university of maryland robotics lab. bruce leshan got to check them out. >> okay turn it. there you go. this is not child's play. >> i want to make another robot. >> reporter: please don't crash other robots. >> reporter: in college park, scientists are working on robots that can drive themselves. >> looking for the cones and straight for them. >> reporter: and maybe someday can drive you. >> like how the cruise control works in your car, keeps the same speed. what if it could follow the lanes ' keep up with traffic for you as well? >> reporter: amazing. i'm making this helicopter move just by thinking about it by focusing on it. all you have to do is focus to push it in to the air or relax to bring it down. >> i imagine myself putting my hand under the vehicle. >> i think it is incredibly cool. >> you can imagine being trying a vehicle with his thoughts or eyes or something like that. >> reporter: a few doors down a tandem motor so powerful they had to tie it down. >> a lot of times in sedge search and rescue and other missions the weather is poor. it is dark. >> build i
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
-old bus driver, but bruce leshan talked today with two of the youngsters on the bus and they are pretty sure what caused it. >> bus driver, lookout, and then i heard a smash and we were rolling down the trees and pushed off the hill. >> vincent and riley are back home in carlyle, pennsylvania, with just bumps and bruises from a horrible crash. riley barely remembers rolling down the hill, but he does remember the moments just before that. >> and i look over to the bus driver and all of a sudden, he slumped over on the steering wheel. >> he slumped over? >> he slumped over like he was having a heart attack. >> 11-year-old riley says one of the parents tried to grab the steering wheel. >> he was -- the driver was across it and she couldn't handle it properly. >> back here is old georgetown road. the bus was coming down the hov lanes when it tipped right over the guardrail, just about here and then skidded all the way down the embankment coming to rest on the i270 lanes down there. if it had gone just a little bit further down this way, it literally would have launched out into thin
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it happen here? bruce leshan reports it already has. >> reporter: may 7th last year a huge gas explosion in the pen mar shopping center in prince george's county, eight firefighters hurt by the heat, the flying glass, the falling bricks. >> they can see it coming, the pressure building up, they could see the glow and they hit the deck. >> reporter: from california to loudoun county and silver spring in montgomery, experts say gas lines have wreaked gas and destruction at least 3000 times across the country since the 1990s. these are new lines going in in ant cost ya -- anacostia. >> did you have any idea that pipe went so close to your house? >> i did not, no. >> reporter: the national pipeline mapping system is on the internet but it has been hammered by people trying to figure out if they have a pipeline in their back yard. you can see this blue line is a gas line that runs through the heart of washington. it actually goes right next to the capitol and then runs down constitution avenue until it turns down there by the white house. a small gas line into a house or shopping center is on
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
a come median. i'm bruce leshan. the story is coming up. ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbathing? why not? have you ever climbed a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation where you're free to do anything you want. which may be nothing at all. royal caribbean international. visit royalcaribbean.com today. >>> stephen colbert on captiol hill. >>> and parents are urged to pay close attention to furniture that can tip over and be deadly to young children. >>> there could be a new way to treat prostate cancer without the side effects of surgery or radiation. sometimes it is hard to know where reality starts and television begins. colbert testified on captiol hill about immigration workers. bruce leshan was there for the chaotic scene. >> come to the rally. >> i blew it. >> reporter: scores of cameras and hundreds of fans crowded the house judiciary subcommittee on immigration to hear a liberal come median who plays a blow hard pundit on tv. >>
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Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
an officer who died broke because of the pension system that failed him. bruce leshan is here with the officer's story. >> yeah, i want to show you officer ludwig's facebook page. this is it. we have some video tape of it. 64,000 friends. i mean, that's like celebrity numbers. >> yeah. >> most of these friends are outrage about the story of an injured officer whose pension was cut by 70% because of a court in the contract between the police union and metro. >> it hit the ladder that you received. >> yes. >> reporter: officer ludwig died clutching the letter he thought promised him a decent pension for life. he had been injured, arresting a suspect a decade earlier, and granted a pension of about $2800 a month. enough to support his wife, refinance a house, and put the kids through college. but at age 58, metro cut his pension to just over $700 a month. >> i'm it in disbelief still. i mean, i'm still in shock. >> reporter: ludwig was caught by a strange clause in the metro police transit, that can dramatically cut an injured officer's pension when he gets to an age when he woul
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Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. virginia beach is in a line of fire. the waves there getting higher, even as we speak. bruce leshan is there as well. he continues our team coverage. bruce. >> reporter: hey, derek. we're out on the boardwalk. we're about seven hours out from the height of the storm here in virginia beach. and so far the situation fairly manageable here. we've had just a little bit of rain. and wind gusts up to about 14.5 miles an hour on the gauge. we are hoping and city officials are expecting that earl will pass about 150 miles out that way. >> life is short. we're from new jersey. we're having some fun here and we're going to stay. >> reporter: in a hurricane, there are those who stay. >> take care. >> reporter: those who flee. >> we don't want to take any chances. >> reporter: and those who come running. >> he's not in town. where is he? we're bummed. >> reporter: the lifeguards ordered everyonef the water around 7:00 p.m., but that didn't keep people off atlanta avenue or the beach walk. >> i would like to see the waves higher. >> my daughter said i want it to hit us. i have a house. my roof i
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on the transition but declined to look back on how he lost or offer much insight on what he does next. bruce leshan is in our news room trying to do a bit of both. >> reporter: adrian fenty is not yet 40 and he's spent half of his adult life in public service. he says hes had in other job offers at this point but insists he'll keep charging ahead for the next 106 days that he's mayor of the district of columbia. by the time he finally conceded, only the hard-core supporters had the energy to come back to his campaign headquarters. >> it's very probable that i would not be in elected office again. and none of us can ever predict the future. but i feel like i've had my turn. [ chanting ] >> reporter: late in the campaign, the brash reform- minded mayor apologized for excluding people as he pushed ahead. but he seems to be done apologizing. >> you leave everything on the court. you don't go around saying, i'm going to have this long so i can kind of space my tough decision-making and my engagement out over a long period of time. >> reporter: you don't have to go far from the fenty campaign headquarter
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Sep 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> this is bruce leshan in north bethesda. he allegedly shot at his exgirlfriend with a high powered rifle and fled. forcing two schools to go to code blue. joshua prince surrendered to police 200 miles away in pennsylvania. neighbors in bethesda say they heard shouting, a loud bang, and silence. the woman ran from her life, hammering on doors until someone let her in. >> good samaritans let her in, protected her. >> i would have saved her life. >> absolutely. >> teams shut down offramps on i-270, corded off the area and spent hours searching for prints before finally deciding that he probably cleared out before he got there. >> i walked outside to see what was going on. there were police officers armed with big rifles. a little frightening. they said ma'am, get back in your apartment, so i listened. >> i'm alex in northwest washington where religious leaders are calling for an end to antimuslim bigotry. >> because politically or religiously, they simply do not like muslims. >> the message, hatred against muslims will not be tolerated. the voices religious leaders from a variety of faiths.
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
they are or how likely to spread infection. bruce leshan joins us with more information on the infection within. >> reporter: yes, you know, there are dozens of states around the country that now require hospitals to report exactly how many people contract infections after they check in. but that is tough information to find around here, although some of it is available in virginia. >> my dad died from bacteria that was spread to him in hospitals that ate him alive. >> reporter: michael bennett's dad was a world war ii vet, a movie star, a grandpa and a victim of a plague doctors have been reluctant to confront. mark bennett checked into the hospital with a respiratory virus and within days was infected with a vier lant bacteria. >> he wounded up with flush eating bacteria. >> reporter: four months, four hospitals and at least six strains of bacteria later. >> as i stood with my dad and told him that i loved him forever, he died. >> reporter: the number of people infect ed in american hospitals is almost unbelievable. the center's for disease control estimates that 1.7 million people every year
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
possible severe flooding. >>> i'm bruce leshan in the bellevue neighborhood near alexandria where they have seen more than their fair share of flooding and they are keeping a very weary eye on tropical storm nicole. good idea just to go out of your house and check things out, make sure everything is ship-shape. if you have a drain in your yard, this is a man hole, but if it's a drain you want to clear it off and make sure there is no dirt to clog the water out. good idea to come and look at your gutters and your down spouts as well. it's getting late but you may want to make sure they are not clogged with leaves. and if you have patio furniture or anything like that, we're expecting some wind and so folks around here are making sure that this kind of stuff is secure too. >>> i'm scott broom in annapolis where heavy rain is on the way and standing if the way is an old dam that state inspectors say is unsafe. >> this is one of the worst dams. i believe it's 270 feet from end to end. >> reporter: annapolis city spokesman phil mcgowan gave me a tour of the water works dam, suffering from erodin
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Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on delmarva beaches bruce leshan is standing by in virginia beach farther south. >> reporter: scott, we're just about 20 miles from the northern edge of the hurricane warning line here in virginia beach. we're expecting gale force winds overnight but i'll tell you what, there are still people out on the beach. in fact somebody just got married out on the beach. and it is looking more and more like hurricane earl will pass us here in virginia beach about 150 miles off shore. a cacophony of hurricane words on the beach and dead quiet in the emergency center. they are hoping earl slips by in the dark without waking the neighbors. but people here are haunted by the spector of hurricane bonnie in 1998. forecasters had predicted she had spared virginia beach too. but her high winds and rains tore a multi-million dollar hole in the ocean front. >> we went home and declared victory too early in bonnie and many this time some storm comes close to us, we're watching that storm very clickly and as soon as its past virginia beach we'll have our sigh of relief. >> reporter: they're hoping a new sand
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in virginia beach just yet, but plenty of people are clearing out of the way. bruce leshan is live down in ocean front, bruce? >> reporter: hey, topper, this family is among those who are not clearing out. check it out. they're about to get married right down here on the beach. they say you're lucky your major is lucky if you get married when it rains and they said they must have hit the lottery. >> like shakespeare, captain mark hodges figures discretion is part of valor. he's planning to ride out earl on dry land. >> 60 miles, you know, would be very risky if you break down, nobody's going to want to come get you and you're stuck out there in the middle of a hurricane. i'd be sunk by midnight, probably. >> thousands of tourists are packing up the kids and boogie boards and leaving the ocean front early. >> we're heading back to indiana one day early. we're going to skip out one day. >> do you guys want the vacation to end early? >> mm-mmm. >> we can deal with a tornado, but not necessarily a hurricane. >> reporter: surfers had to slap chest high waves to ride. a lot are hoping for som
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Sep 22, 2010 4:00pm EDT
their eyes off the road. but technology may also provide the solution. and bruce leshan has the story. >> this is youngstown state university. >> wayne irving is touring the country, getting people to sign a pledge to stop texting and driving. >> they've promised they will do everything they can to refrain from doing it. >> and offering a simple app. >> auto response. when you're in motion above $15 miles an hour. >> send wayne a text or e-mail when he's driving and you currently get this reply. >> i'm currently operating a vehicle. is it okay if i text you when i get off the road? >> reporter: all kinds are offering solutions. iq telematics is perhaps the most intense. >> can i put my hands back on? so people who are trying to get busy and take notes and drive stuff down and stuff like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> reporter: this simply disables your access to e-mail, web and text, when your car is moving. >> the minute you stop your car, you're to pull off. you can pull up what was sent to you. and you can respond. >> repo
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it to be made in a factory in virginia. and this is just the start. in washington, bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> to win the next prize, competitors have to prove cars are safe, clean, affordable and designed so well they could be produced by the thousands by the year 2014. >> if you pull up in one of those, you get some eyeballs. >>> here is what is coming up new at 5:30. >> a popular watering hole at a supermarket. sounds strange? but it could be too much of a good thing. i'm surae chinn and i'll tell you how it's so popular it could be shut down. >>> surveillance video leads to a break in assaults near the university of maryland. we'll be right back. !% words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. >>> right now, new at 5:30, police m
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Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. they are expecting tens of thousands of people starting tonight, chicago, reo speed wagon and pat benatar. bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> along the north carolina coast, utility crews are busy trying to restore power to thousands. it got knocked out from yesterday's storm. even though hurricane earl spared the outer banks a direct hit tex storm's driving rain and high winds managed to rattle residents who rode out the storm. grant is live in kill devil hills where some ocean front homes were left surrounded with water. >> we had minor flooding here in kill devil hills and that was the most damage that we really saw. there was some minor sort of facade damage, which is siding an the lake that had been sort of stripped off the side of homes and businesses. aside from that, though, it was the flooding and ocean overwash that carried sand in to highway 12 along the outer banks of north carolina, but in terms of serious damage, no, there wasn't much. a lot of the people we talked to today said for as serious as it could have been the outer banks really fared very well. and that seems to be the going th
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
next. i'm bruce leshan coming up next. >>> and we're always on at wusa9.com. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> caught on tape, disturbing video of a trusted care giver abusing an elderly patient. these images may be hard to see. this is a 91-year-old who was violently shoved on a bed and smacked several times before a feeding tube was shoved into her mouth. the woman's daughter set up a hidden camera after noticing unexplained bruises on her mother. >> i was furious. i do not know what -- heartbreaking it is to see your own mother abused. >> police say they have over a month of the elderly woman's abuse on tape. the care-giver who was out on bail in jersey city, new jersey, could face additional charges. >>> some intense moments for a medical chopper struck by a large bird. it was a plaque vulture that crashed into the windshield in arizona. it landed in the lap of the pilot. he still managed to safely land the helicopter. no one was hurt but the bird was killed. >>> rescuer received an odd call in oregon. a camel stuck in a sinkhole. firefighters had to shovel out mud to
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Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
loved him forever. he died. bruce leshan spoke to a doctor at johns hopkins in baltimore who has been able to drive down one infection to zero with a simple to do list for fors and nurses. >> we need this checklist. it is an item that we check off to make sure that doctors adhere to each step of the procedure one of the things is something that weren't stocked and there are a number of supplies. so we have are a cart that makes sure we have all the equipment that we need. so here we have caps that i would put on my head. masks i would put on. i have gloves and then i have the actual kit to place the catheter all stored in one place. have i washed my hands before placing this? have i placed a cap, gown, mask an sterile gloves on? these are all the equipment needed to make sure that i'm sterile. and then what you do is you would get a sterile gown and lay it over the patient so they are sterile. and then do the catheter. >> they sound like simple steps before the checklist only a third of doctors were doing them. the checklist is being rolled out at hospitals across the country includin
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in prison. she is now likely to die for it. bruce leshan, 9news now. >>> the last woman executed in virginia was a 17-year-old girl named virginia christian, lek tri electly cuted back in 1912. >>> it is scheduled to stay closed until 8:00 monday morning. pedestrians and people on bikes will not be able to use that bridge either while it is shut down. >>> all right, so it's time for a check on the evening rush. patranya. >> that's right. gorgeous looking friday out there as you can see. but on the topside of the capital beltway on the other side will be close to 90 minutes right now. not much beetedder, about 10 to 15 minutes faster. on the 270 corridor, it's going to be slow in stretches, but all lanes are wide open from 495 all the way up to clarksburg. it will be slow. ladies, back to you. >> all right, s.w.a.t. teams swarm in full body armor with guns drawn. this is no drill. we'll tell you what it is coming up at 5:30. top. >>> a beautiful evening. now we'll talk about high school football weather when we come back. also the redskins forecast and we'll show you great pictures from
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of something much better. >> she loved animals and kids. she wanted to be a veterinarian. >> reporter: bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> the victim rights organization is offering a reward of $5,000 for the arrest and conviction of the killer. you can call and leave an anone mus tip. >>> a wrestler is jailed on pornography charges in virginia. mark bargette is charged with 10 counts. detectives want to hear from anyone who feels they have additional information in this case. >>> prosecutors filed additional charges against suspected serial stabbing suspect elias abuelazam. he faced four more murder charges in flit, michigan. he's also accused of a stabbing and hammer attack in virginia. if convicted he faces life in prison with no chance of parole. >>> another person attacked near the university of maryland over the weekend. this one happened early yesterday morning in the college park shopping center parking lot. police say the victim was intoxicated when three men attacked him. a silver spring man has been charged with a series of attacks this month. police are looking for three suspects in sun
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, there will be christmas in leesburg. bruce leshan is live there with an explanation. bruce. >> yeah, lesley. this is the issue that just will not seem to go away. e-mails flew again this year suggesting that the board of supervisors plan to ban all religious displays here at the loudoun county courthouse, including nativity scenes and christmas trees. but, the board voted overwelmingly today to throw the doors open to all, including perhaps some unwanted guests. >> one, two, three. >> the holidays a big deal in leesburg. >> merry christmas. >> a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, a manora seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things will get out of hand. >> i don't want any witness or juror pass a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun. what we decided today would authorize that. >> the lone nay vote as the board of supervisors allowed the first ten people to apply to leave almost any kind of display. >> say tin worship, wickens, anybody can apply. anybody can apply. and that's the way you have to do it according to the constituti
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Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it. in north bethesda, bruce leshan, 9news now. >> those court records show prince worked at georgetown university hospital. police will say that she is safe. >>> the white house says a florida church's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this iss
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
at hard labor. i'm bruce leshan. i will have the latest legal setback for lieutenant colonel terrance laken. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> students from the georgiatown school of business rang the closing bell from here in washington today. back on wall street, the dow finished the day up. maybe it was the students in georgetown. 46 points up to close at 10,858. the nasdaq up too, nine points. even the s&p 500 jumped five points. maybe they will ring that bell tomorrow too. >>> we are talking rain and we are talking about the circus surrounding donovan mcnabb going back to philly. it is crazy. >> i was trying to think of what we wou
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